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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fire union, Palo Alto council clash over petition

The president of Palo Alto's firefighters' union publicly accused the City Council Monday night of hampering democracy by...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 11, 2010 at 10:57 pm | 63 comments | 3560 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto council backs lane cuts on Cal Ave

Palo Alto's plan to transform California Avenue into a two-lane pedestrian-friendly boulevard sped ahead Monday night (Feb....

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2011
Last comment by Agree with mj, on Feb 21, 2011 at 10:37 pm | 63 comments | 5471 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to close Palo Alto animal shelter fizzles

Palo Alto's Animal Services Center may soon become a major financial drain, but a City Council committee agreed at an emotional...

Original post made on May. 11, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 29, 2012 at 10:28 pm | 63 comments | 7905 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How the Mitchell Park Library construction went terribly wrong

How did Palo Alto's largest public project get so out of control? Dozens of documents reviewed by the Weekly help answer...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Ruth Waters, on Nov 10, 2013 at 3:41 pm | 63 comments | 13217 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dish parking plan irks residents

With plans afoot to expand the trail network near the Stanford Dish, dozens of residents who frequent the scenic hiking hub...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by 55 year resident, on Nov 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm | 63 comments | 35791 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After Maybell defeat, city to rethink zoning policies

Days after Palo Alto voters overwhelmingly shot down a proposed housing complex on Maybell Avenue, city leaders announced...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Thanks Weekly!, on Nov 14, 2013 at 8:58 am | 63 comments | 5289 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to cameras for traffic data

Seeking to gather more data about local bicyclists and pedestrians, Palo Alto has installed dozens of cameras around the...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on May 16, 2014 at 7:06 pm | 63 comments | 6573 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Attorneys debate the value of a Palo Alto education

In determining how much assistance should be offered to residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park once the park is closed,...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Desert Jack, on Apr 20, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 63 comments | 7087 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keeping Searsville Dam in place is a good solution

On May 1, the day Stanford University released its plans for Searsville Dam, an article titled "1000 dams down and counting"...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton , on Aug 7, 2015 at 9:16 pm | 63 comments | 8211 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Groundwater is a valuable resource, not construction waste

While Palo Alto was urging residents to save water under California's mandated restrictions, we and other neighbors watched...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by Shut Up, on Dec 15, 2015 at 7:19 pm | 63 comments | 5256 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Arthur Keller enters Council race in Palo Alto

Arthur Keller, a former Palo Alto planning commissioner with a long record of scrutinizing new developments, challenging...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by Arthur Keller, on Sep 8, 2016 at 9:57 pm | 63 comments | 5237 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What 'quality of life' means to me

Read the full guest opinion here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/10/28/guest-opinion posted Friday, October...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by Rpthank you for writing this, on Nov 6, 2016 at 11:24 am | 63 comments | 5295 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district unfurls plan for $378M bond

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Original post made on Jan. 23, 2008
Last comment by Arden Pennell, on Jan 31, 2008 at 12:37 pm | 63 comments | 4931 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local STAR test results show mixed progress

Palo Alto students continued to score well while East Palo Alto students showed mixed improvement on California's Standardized...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by pamom, on Aug 25, 2011 at 9:30 am | 63 comments | 4503 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers Should post grades and assignments online in a timely manner

Kids are more than data Editor, A hue and cry is being raised by some local parents to demand that our schoolteachers...

Original post made by palo alto mom on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by parent of a Vicenti student, on Oct 1, 2012 at 11:55 pm | 63 comments | 9672 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A big job ahead to combat underlying causes of bullying

A big job ahead to combat underlying causes of bullying Read the full guest opinion here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=19240...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Astonished, on Jul 24, 2013 at 7:39 am | 63 comments | 5999 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sports, teen social issues, personal growth & behavioral risks

Hi all, As a parent with children at Paly, I wanted to share with the community some thoughts I hope will be helpful...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Mom of Senior, on Jan 19, 2014 at 4:18 pm | 63 comments | 6517 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers propose new classes for Palo Alto

Palo Alto school board members reacted to teachers' proposals for a host of new class offerings for 2014-15, and indicated...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on Jan 30, 2014 at 10:22 pm | 63 comments | 8935 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Wisconsin principal named to head Gunn High School

Denise Herrmann, the principal of a suburban high school near Madison, Wisconsin, has been nominated to become the new principal...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by SWE, on May 24, 2014 at 9:15 am | 63 comments | 14877 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Health professionals urge board to consider later school start times

Thirty-five local and regional health professionals sent a letter to the Palo Alto school board and superintendent Wednesday,...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by and for learning, on Mar 20, 2015 at 8:27 am | 63 comments | 6886 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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